Posts Tagged ‘ENO’
« Back to E-News

The Telegraph

Classical music, funny? Surely you’re joking…

Ivan Hewett explains how classical music often contains more wit and humour than we give it credit for.

The Guardian

The story behind the posthumous premiere of Górecki’s Fourth Symphony

Henryk Górecki’s third symphony is one of the best-selling classical music pieces of all time – although critics initially hated it. His fourth, completed by his son after the composer’s death in 2010, will premiere this weekend.

Classic FM Online

‘Higher standards’ for arts A-levels and GCSEs announced

Music, drama, art & design and dance qualifications in the UK are to be reformed alongside P.E., religious studies, and technology, Education Secretary Michael Gove announced today.

Classical Music Magazine

ENO appoints new executive director

English National Opera has appointed Henriette Götz as its new executive director, replacing Loretta Tomasi who left the company as CEO at the end of 2013.

ATV today

Huw Humphreys appointed Head Of Music at The Barbican

Humphreys leaves eight years as the Director of Artistic Planning at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to become head of music at the Barbican.

Star Tribune

Minnesota Orchestra’s Symphony Ball will skip a year after co-chairs resign

The Minnesota Orchestra’s main fundraising gala, September’s Symphony Ball, has been cancelled. The co-chairs of the event resigned last week, saying in a letter to board chair Gordon Sprenger that the current climate at the orchestra did not lend itself to celebration.

Die Welt 

Wenn die Elefanten der Oper losgelassen werden

An keinem Wochenende ballt sich die Musiktheaterproduktion wie an dem vor Ostern. Ein gnadenloses Festspielen ist zwischen Berlin und Salzburg im Gang. In der Provinz gehen derweil die Lichter aus.
Classical Music on Twitter

Britten Official: @BrittenOfficial @ETOpera wins the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, for King Priam and Paul Bunyan. Clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTx5xAt_zjU

Making Music UK: @MakingMusic_UK Learn about marketing events, PRS, governance, stage fright, touring at our May conference. http://ow.ly/vKP5v #getonwithmakingmusic

Sam Jackson: @classicjacko Thrilled to announce a new @classicfm series: The 50 Moments That Rocked the Classical Music World with @TheAlexJames http://www.classicfm.com/radio/shows/50-moments-rocked-classical-music/

José Luis Núñez: @jota_ele_ene Tomorrow ends THE LANG LANG CHALLENGE to find the best classical music app Apply at http://langlang.wayra.org  and win the $30K price cc/ @Wayra

The Strad: @TheStradMag ’A student came to her first class in a tight, red, glittering dress and high heels’: teaching #violin in South Korea http://bit.ly/1er4OsR 

 

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

 

(Written on April 14, 2014 )

The Telegraph

Vienna Philharmonic: worthy winner of the Birgit Nilsson Prize

It’s time to set the record straight on the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the deserving winner of opera’s richest prize, says Rupert Christiansen

Sivan Magen – New Music

Sivan Magen is trying to change the perception of the harp with his virtuoso playing, says Ivan Hewett

Classic FM

‘Higher standards’ for arts A-levels and GCSEs announced

Music, drama, art & design and dance qualifications in the UK are to be reformed alongside P.E., religious studies, and technology, Education Secretary Michael Gove announced today

BBC Music Magazine

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group performs in Washington

The ensemble makes history performing two concerts at the US Library of Congress

Gramophone

Baritone John Shirley-Quirk has died

The English baritone John Shirley-Quirk, one of the singers most associated with the music of Benjamin Britten, has died aged 82

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Drohende Fusion der SWR-Orchester Die Wende? Oder doch nur eine Volte?

Heute Vormittag diskutiert der Landtag von Baden-Württemberg wieder über die geplante Fusion der Rundfunkorchester des Südwestrundfunks. Diese Orchesterabschaffungsdebatte im Süden geht uns alle an

Tagesspiegel

Gedenkkonzert für Claudio Abbado: Die menschliche Dimension des Zuhörens

Im Lucerne Festival Orchester versammelte Claudio Abbado seine musikalischen Freunde. Bei einem Gedenkkonzert zu seinen Ehren spielte es nun ohne Dirigenten sowie unter der Leitung von Andris Nelsons

Concerti

Porträt Marina Rebeka:„Der Komponist kommt zuerst“

Marina Rebeka gehört mit 33 schon zum internationalen Establishment der lyrischen Sopranistinnen – und stellt Musik über Eitelkeiten

 

Classical Music on twitter

Gramophone: @GramophoneMag Our top 10 violin concerto recordings – what would you add to the list? http://www.gramophone.co.uk/feature/top-10-violin-concertos …

Opera Magazine: @operamagazine Henriette Götz appointed as Executive Director of English National Opera http://www.eno.org/news/executive-director … #OperaNews

BBC Radio 4: @BBCRadio4 Five remarkable women are taking over @BBCWomansHour for one week. Find out more: http://bbc.in/1hBzOkh  pic.twitter.com/j41EO1t4D1

a-n News: @an_artnews Sajid Javid, a financial secretary to the Treasury, replaces Maria Miller as the new culture secretary http://ow.ly/vD9GH

Deutsche Grammophon: @DGclassics Legendary pianist Maurizio #Pollini is our #ArtistOfTheWeek! Listen to his recordings: http://smarturl.it/ArtistOfTheWeek_Spo … pic.twitter.com/udlZ7NkYZT

Sivan_2869501b

Sivan Magen – The Telegraph

(Written on April 10, 2014 )

The Guardian

La Bohème production faces final curtain at Covent Garden after 41 years

By the end of next year it will have been performed at Covent Garden 404 times and featured in 27 seasons but, the Royal Opera House announced on Monday, its time is up – the ever-popular production of La Bohème is to be officially retired.

London Jazz News

Which Deserve More Recognition? Venues or Festivals?

It was announced yesterday all three nominations for ‘Venue of the Year’ in the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards were not in fact venues but festivals. This invites the question of whether venues or festivals deserve more recognition. Join the debate at London Jazz News!

Raidió Teilifís Éireann

John O’Kane Announced as Executive Director RTÉ Orchestras

Following a public competition, John O’Kane has been announced as the new Executive Director of RTÉ Orchestras, Quartet and Choirs.

Classic FM

Two-headed Beethoven statue causes controversy

‘Homage to Beethoven’, a new monument by sculptor Markus Lüperz, is making waves in the composer’s birthplace as Bonn residents ask: is it art?

BBC Music Magazine

Six of the best: pop songs that borrow from classical music

Deputy editor Jeremy Pound chooses six fine pop and rock songs with classical music at their heart.

Classical Music Magazine

Worldwide record industry is adapting to digital, says IFPI

The fast-growing popularity worldwide of online streaming for music consumption is confirmed by the annual survey of international recording industry body the IFPI. 

Der Tagesspiegel

Die besten CDs im Frühjahr

Was soll ich nur hören?, fragen sich viele angesichts des enormen Angebots auf dem CD-Markt. Hier empfehlen die Musikspezialisten der Kulturredaktion ihre aktuellen Lieblingsalben aus der Pop und Klassik.

 

Classical music on twitter

BBC Music Magazine: @MusicMagazine ”Are you an amateur ensemble with a concert in June? If so, let us know and we’ll promote it in BBC Music Mag!: overtoyou@classical-music.com”

BBC Philharmonic: @BBCPhilharmonic ”This Saturday we perform Holst’s The Planets @BridgewaterHall. Families can get discounted tickets by quoting BBCJTM Call: 0844 907 9000″

English National Opera: @E_N_O “And remember, if you’re in the audience tonight, let us know what you think of #ENOPowder! Just send us a tweet and include the hashtag!”

Help Musicians UK: @HelpMusiciansUK ”So which of you lucky people are festivaling this summer? @guardianmusic have a handy a to z guide http://bit.ly/1lxJG6a” 

Guildhall School: @guildhallschool Congratulations to @lloyd_matilda, crowned 2014 @BBCRadio2 Young Brass Award winner! http://bit.ly/1lmS5qq  pic.twitter.com/SUsGknUY3P

Classic FM

Classic FM

 

(Written on April 2, 2014 )

Trinity Buoy Wharf is pleased to announce the return of Fourth Monkey Theatre Company for a second year, who will perform three site-specific productions from 9th April to 3rd May 2014.

Based in London, multi-award nominated Fourth Monkey Theatre Company has evolved to become one of the most innovative actor training providers operating in the country today, offering relevant, contemporary and forward-thinking training for actors. Fourth Monkey will visit Trinity Buoy Wharf again in June for a short season of Greek plays.

Managed by Urban Space Management Ltd since 1998, Trinity Buoy Wharf has been transformed from a derelict site into a thriving arts community of over 500 people.

Located on the river Thames, a mile east of Canary Wharf, this historic 3-acre site is now home to London’s only lighthouse, a sculpture park, a pier, Street Art Trail, Longplayer, a gallery, Fat Boys Diner and Bow Creek Cafe as well as heritage buildings and a selection of the innovative Container City™ projects.

As a centre for the arts and creative industries, Trinity Buoy Wharf hosts regular theatre shows, events and exhibitions as well as being home to a rich mix of organisations ranging from individual photographers, fine artists and fashion designers to larger firms such as The Prince’s Drawing School, English National Opera, Parkour Academy, Thames Clippers and Faraday School.

Reviews of Fourth Monkey’s 2013 Trinity Buoy Wharf season:

‘This is how site-specific theatre should be done.’ ***** A Younger Theatre on Project Colony

‘Fourth Monkey, once again, reinvents a classic text into an ambitious physical theatre piece.’ The Stage on Paradise Lost

Watch the Fourth Monkey season trailer here. Follow Trinity Buoy Wharf on Twitter here.

FOURTH MONKEY - GOOD PERSON POSTER

(Written on March 28, 2014 )

NME

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Q&A – Blending Classical Music With Rock

Jonny Greenwood is playing Wapping Hydraulic Power Station this Sunday (February 23) with London Contemporary Orchestra soloists and very excitingly he’ll be premiering new material. NME question him about his classical influences.

BBC Music Magazine

ENO’s Peter Grimes to be broadcast live in cinemas this Sunday

Andy Morahan on the art of bringing Britten to the big screen

LA Observed

KCRW buys classical music station in Santa Barbara

KCRW is acquiring KDB, a longtime Santa Barbara classical music station at 93.7 FM. KCRW gets a stronger signal along the Santa Barbara coast, using 88.7 FM, while classical music will continue at 93.7 in a partnership between KDB and KUSC.

Just Jared JR

Charlie White Plays Violin on ‘Today’ After Winning Gold at Sochi Olympics with Meryl Davis

Gold Medalist Charlie White breaks out his violin on The Today Show during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Tuesday morning (February 18) in Sochi, Russia.

SU Independent

Silent film meets classical music at OSU ‘Flickers’

The Orchestra of Southern Utah is celebrating vintage silent movies such as Charlie Chapin’s “The Tramp,” George Meles’ “A Trip to the Moon” and “Out West” by “Fatty” Arbuckle from 1918.

Die Welt

Was macht Karl Lagerfeld eigentlich in der Oper?

Vor 250 Jahren starb der Barockkomponist Jean-Philippe Rameau. Jetzt wird sein Werk wiederbelebt. Das Theater an der Wien verlegt seine Eitelkeitskomödie “Platée” in die Welt des Pariser Modezirkus.
Just Jared JR

Just Jared JR

(Written on February 20, 2014 )

Classical Music Magazine

PRS for Music Foundation and British Council announce Musicians in Residence ‒ China

The Performing Rights Society for Music Foundation and British Council’s Musicians In Residence ‒ China programme has announced the names of the next five musicians to spend up to six weeks in China. Anna Meredith, Arun Ghosh, Oliver Coates, Sam Genders and Sid Peacock will travel to five cities across China from spring 2014.

The Telegraph

Christmas 2013: the best classical music books of the year

The Telegraph’s pick of the best classical music books of 2013, from Bach to Britten.

BBC News

Jingle sells: The lure of the Christmas album

With classics continuing to top the Christmas album, do we need new Christmas music?

The Stage

ENO’s Income Up 12%

Increased performances and audience numbers together with a 71% increase in income from sponsorship and donations gave English National Opera a 12% boost in total income to just over £40 million in the year to the end of March.

Sinfini

Nine lessons and carols: a King’s chorister recalls

Just who will be chosen to sing that coveted ‘Once in Royal’ solo? Tenor Christopher Gillett reminisces about being a chorister on Christmas Eve at King’s College Cambridge.

Independent

Christmas number ones from the past 50 years

From the Beatles to the X Factor Machine.

Chicago Tribune

‘Health issues’ sideline Boulez from CSO residency

Pierre Boulez, who turns 89 next spring, has suffered a number of health problems in recent years which have lead him to cancel his upcoming residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Sinfini

Sinfini

 

 

 

 

 

(Written on December 24, 2013 )

Guardian

Glad to be gay: Russia embraces Benjamin Britten’s centenary

Russia may be cracking down on homosexuality, but Moscow can’t get enough of Benjamin Britten. The Guardian reports on a major celebration in the country’s capital.

English National Opera to broadcast productions live to cinema

Company to follow Met, Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne in beaming shows from stage to screens, starting with Peter Grimes in February

Classic FM Online

LSO for Legend of Zelda video games concert

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 10am for another London Symphony Orchestra video games concert on July 13th 2014. Titled Symphonic Legends London, the concert will focus on the music from gaming giant Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series.

New York Times

Detroit Symphony Hails Its Healthier Finances

The city of Detroit may be in bankruptcy, but the Detroit Symphony Orchestrais back in the black. The symphony planned to disclose on Thursday that it had balanced its budget for the first time since 2007.

Indianapolis Business Journal

Symphony reports first budget surplus in 6 years

A big boost in donations and hefty cutbacks pushed the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s annual budget into the black for the first time since 2007.

Classical Music Magazine

El Sistema moves to Aberdeen with new Big Noise project

Scotland looks set to get its third El Sistema-style children’s orchestra project, thanks to backing from Aberdeen City Council. Big Noise Torry, based in the Torry area of the city, will be a partnership between the local authority and charity Sistema Scotland, and according to the council could be up and running as early as 2015.

Der Tagesspiegel

Sasha Waltz und der Kulturhaushalt

In Berlin wird um den Haushalt gepokert. Eine Verliererin steht schon fest: Sasha Waltz. Sie geht leer aus – weil sie für Berlin zu groß geworden ist.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical Music Magazine

 

 

 

 

(Written on December 13, 2013 )

Guardian

Music in higher education: What is it worth? 

Education and arts leaders discuss the value of music within the current economically-charged debate on UK education

Gramophone

Iceland faces massive reduction of classical, jazz and world music broadcasting

Iceland’s state broadcaster Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) announced the departure of 60 staff on Thursday – 20 per cent of its already-trimmed workforce – and unveiled severe cuts to programming which some insiders believe could see an end to broadcasts of classical music and jazz. Just under half of the corporation’s music staff were told they no longer had jobs last week and some were told to leave immediately.

Frank Gehry to build a hall to honour Gustavo Dudamel

The American architect Frank Gehry, whose work includes Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, is to build a performance space to honour conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The Hall, La Sala Dudamel, will be built in Dudamel’s hometown of Barquisimeto in Venezuela.

tuoitrenews.vn

Japanese orchestra to bring classical music to Hanoi

Japan’s AUN J Classical Orchestra will perform in Vietnam’s capital next week on an initiative by the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam.

Huffington Post

Classical Music 101: Epilogue

Classical music is changing, not dying: John Mauceri discusses the ‘two traditions’ of classical, and why we should embrace film music.

The Telegraph

Why English National Opera should try to please the public more

English National Opera should stop tarting about with fancy concepts and start to play it straight, says Rupert Christiansen.

Die Welt

Die Welt wird wieder eine Scheibe

Von wegen iTunes: In Brooklyn eröffnet ein Laden für Schallplatten. Die Filiale der legendären Firma Rough Trade ist in New York die größte ihrer Art. Ein Besuch aus schierer Verblüffung

Gramophone

Gramophone

 

 

 

 

(Written on December 3, 2013 )

Global Post

EU customs changes rule after seizure of Japanese musicians’ violins

The European Union will exempt musicians entering its territory from declaring instruments intended for professional use after at least two Japanese violinists had their high-priced violins seized at a German airport last year.

French luxury piano maker Pleyel plays its final notes

Top-end French piano maker Pleyel, whose instruments were used by the likes of Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt, announced on Wednesday it will end production by the end of the year.

Classic FM Online

Mozart’s violin donated to Salzburg Foundation

A private benefactor has gifted a violin played by Mozart when he was in Vienna to the Salzburg Mozart Foundation.

Slipped Disc

A medical emergency at the opera

A ENO performance of the magic flute was interrupted yesterday by a medical emergency in the audience.

An Overgrown Path

Why was Marin Alsop’s London concert half empty?

Should reports of a half-empty Marin Alsop concert at the Royal Festival Hall despite the mass media exposure she has received raise alarm bells about classical music audiences?

New York Times 

U.S. Dancer Quits the Bolshoi, Complaining of Bribery

A young dancer from Texas who last year became the first American to join the Bolshoi Ballet after graduating from its training academy here has quit the storied company after alleging that she was denied opportunities to perform and ultimately told she would have to pay a bribe of $10,000 to get a solo role.

BBC Music Magazine

György Kurtág and András Schiff to receive Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medals

Composer György Kurtág and pianist András Schiff will each be awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s highest honour, the Gold Medal. The medal, which is awarded in recognition of outstanding musicianship,  was created in 1870 to commemorate the centenary of Beethoven’s birth.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Am Ende misstraute er allen Religionen

Sir John Tavener hielt Abstand zur Avantgarde. Seine Musik umspielt das Thema der Sakralität. Nun ist der englische Komponist im Alter von neunundsechzig Jahren gestorben.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical Music Magazine

 

 

 

 

(Written on November 15, 2013 )

The Times

ENO chief to stand down as losses threaten future

English National Opera’s chief executive is standing down as the company is about to confirm that it has lost £3.25 million over the past two years while its reserves have fallen to just over £1.8 million.

The Telegraph

One Ring cycle to rule them all

As Daniel Barenboim prepares to conduct the entire 15-hour ‘Ring’ cycle at the Proms, we ask why Wagner’s masterpiece inspires such obsession?

David Starkey on the history of royal music

Can royal music help us to better understand religion, love and Britain itself? Ahead of his new series Music and Monarchy, David Starkey explains all to Neil Midgley.

The Guardian

Former HMV worker opens new shop named HVM

Derry local, a HMV worker for a decade, flips sign upside-down after letter from HMV’s legal team: store is now WAH

BBC Music Magazine

Classical musicians head to the kitchen

Sarah Willis, French horn player with the Berlin Philharmonic opens her kitchen to fellow musicians… and a TV camera crew

Gramophone

Juvenile Mozart opera to come to Glyndebourne for the first time

La finta Giardiniera, conducted by Robin Ticciati in his first season as music director, is one of three new productions for 2014 festival

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Westminster Library launch World War I music project

‘Behind the Lines’ is a programme of outreach activities focusing on British composers and music of the First World War

Classic FM

Classical music reality TV show to launch in India

What better way to get young people involved in classical music than a reality show? At least, that’s the logic behind India’s search for a new star.

Der Tagesspiegel

Tal Balshai und seine Musik zu “Der große Sprung”

Slapstick auf Tasten: Werner Richard Heymann neu bearbeitet.

PD66157101_4085888_2598607b

 

The Telegraph

(Written on July 19, 2013 )